Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
and the lakers, hosting the knicks. kobe and carmelo put on a show and delivered on christmas like santa claus. in transition, anthony sticks the three. later, melo finished with 34. knicks would lead by nine at one point in the third quarter. but the lakers come back. closing seconds. kobe the hoop. l.a. down one, entering the fourth. now, lakers up three. bryant, made all eight of his shots in the paint. 9-straight games scoring at least 30. ensuing knicks possession. carmelo knocked it down. knicks down three. just over 30 seconds to go. j.r. smith, off-balance and off the mark. lakers get the rebound. still a three-point lead. 14.4 seconds to go. pau gasol, the two-handed emphatic dunk. lakers win 100-94, making it five-straight. >>> i'm doug kezirian. enjoy the rest of your day. and good luck with all those returns. >> thanks, doug. >>> up next, against all odds. a little girl is reunited with her dog, which was stolen right off the street. >> we'll show you how a chance encounter led a good samaritan to rescue the pup and put the thief behind bars. stay with us. [ laughter ] smoke? nah,
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
just their second win of the season. >>> let's go to the lone star state. lakers visiting the rockets. kobe, 52 points away from 30,000 for his career. only four other players have ever done that. pau gasol out with tendinitis in both knees. fourth quarter, rockets mounting a comeback. greg smith, the hoop. houston down one after the free throw. rockets up four. kobe bryant, takes the three and it's a one-point game. lakers led by double-digits in the fourth quarter. but l.a., down two. eight seconds to go. kobe, of course, with the ball. pulls the shoot on the three, off the mark. metta world peace, no good. anton jamison misses. l.a. falls to 8-10 on the season. its worst 18-game start since 1993. in the mid-'90s, 1993, james worthy and byron scott were still playing for the lakers. >>> i'm doug kezirian. have a great day. >> we were all in a much different place in the mid-'90s. >> weren't we? >>> coming up next, "the pulse." and a really good sport. we'll show you an inspiring act on the wrestling mat. >>> and anderson cooper, bandaged and blinded. why he suddenly lost his sight.
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
of their last eight. next up, they host the lakers on thursday. >>> speaking of the lakers, part of a four-game road trip in cleveland. tyree irvin, back for 11 games from a fractured finger. and anderson varejao, pulling it down. cavs up two. late second quarter. irvin, on the break up to alonzo. cavs up 14. third quarter, kobe bryant. bucket, foul. 42 points in the game for kobe. fourth quarter, irvin, crossover. he had 28 points, 11 assists. and here's one of those assists. finds varejao. the cavs won 100-94, over the lakers. >>> that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. >>> and stick around for "good morning america." they've got a fascinating report about one of the first major disasters caught on camera, the destruction of the hindenburg 75 years ago. >> the discovery channel has been re-creating that disaster, using life-sized replica. now, they're ready to release the likely reason why the airship burst into flames. >>> and coming up next, too, "the pulse," this morning. and guess who has just been named the most desirable woman in the world. the answe
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
began. drafted by the hornets in 1996. eventually traded to the lakers for vlade divac. trying to become the fifth member of that 30,000-point club, kareem abdul jabbar, karl malone, michael jordan and wilt chamberlain. under 20 seconds left in the first. got a steal and a dunk at the other end. kobe, eight points in the first frame. only 5 away from 30,000. get right to work. he will play above the rim at his advanced age. he's one away. and kobe, here it comes. here's history. popping. and so is the floater over robin lopez. point number 30,000 and 30,001 for his career. and he continued to work in the second half. later, mike d'antoni said i want to see him get started on the next 30,000. here in the third quarter, throwing down. kobe, with 29, as the lakers win, 103-87 is your final. michael jordan, the only other member of the 30,000 point club to hit the mark against the team that drafted him. >> eight letters. k-o-b-e, e-s-p-n. >> if you have to explain it. >>> you heard him mention bryant's advanced age. he's 34 years old. >> remember that bryant started in the league at age 18.
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
" update. we start last night in los angeles. the lakers taking on the woeful bobcats. came into this one having dropped 11-straight. we go straight to the fourth. under a minute to play. kobe bryant, he's so consistent. he's so good, too. had over 30 points for the seventh-straight game. he's 34 years old. final seconds. bobcats down one. kemba walker? no dice. dwight howard says no. the follow won't go. the tip-out. another block from kobe bryant. and then, a last desperation heave. no, sir. and the lakers win three-straight. >>> lebron james and the heat hosting the timberwolves. they've won four-straight. second quarter, lebron on the break, leaving it for d. wade. and he needed a big night. he had 24 points. only 27 points combined over his previous 2 games. chris bosh also got involved. off the feed from lebron. later, shane battier's defense, starting to break. ray allen, up ahead to lebron, who finishes. 2 of his 22 points, as the heat wins 103-92. >>> a reminder, a college basketball doubleheader tonight on espn2, starts at 7:00 eastern. i'm randy scott. have a great day. >>> up
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
of december. celebrate however you want, young fella. >>> then, it's steve nash and the lakers. they're taking on the nuggets in denver. the nuggets got taken by the clippers in los angeles. kobe bryant tried to do the same. he went for 40. he has 4 40-point games this season. no one else in the nba has more than one. second quarter, though. that's corey brewer throwing down of a pau gasol turnover. third quarter, things getting physical. kenneth faried driving. hard foul from dwight howard. in fact, it was a flagrant two. and howard was ejected. take another look. referees determined that howard didn't make a play on the ball. mike d'antoni, the lakers head coach, was asked after the game, what did you lose? with howard off the floor, he said, not a whole lot. could have used him there. mcgee throwing down. nuggets win by 12. >>> we have a trio of college bowl games starting on espn this afternoon. hope you'll join us. i'm randy scott. >> thank you. >>> pro athletes can be pretty dapper when they're not on the court or on the field. >> and in the spirit of the season, two of the star players
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
at madison square garden in primetime. the lakers visiting the knicks. new york undefeated at home this season. 19-1, at home, under mike woodson. first quarter, knicks, blazing hot. especially carmelo anthony. knocking down his first three from distance. then, melo, taking it to the rock. jamming over jordan hill. knicks up nine. then, flowing past kobe bryant and anton jamison for the hoop and the horn. 22 in the first quarter. that's a career-high. first quarter, scary moment for melo. fouled hard by dwight howard. injured his ankle. listed day-to-day. he finished 10 of 15 from the field. closing minutes, raymond felton, the alley-oop to tyson chandler. knicks remain perfect at home. l.a. fall to 9-14. >>> thursday night football. bengal, trying to remain in the playoff hunt, visiting philly. andy dalton, called his own number. gets into the end zone. cincy trailed 13-10, at the break. but all-bengals in the second half. next philly possession, fumbles. gilberry recovers. 25 yards. the big fella scores a touchdown. five turnovers in the game for the eagles. bengals go on top, 24
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
. the hornets lost to the lakers there a night earlier. chris paul, inside to blake griffin. one of the worst performances in his career last night. he played new orleans and got some help from his buddies. later, second quarter, cp-3. this time, to deandre jordan. and they don't call him lob city for nothing. jordan, 12 points, perfectly coinciding with chris paul's help helpers. clippers opening up a 14-point lead. later, they're up 13. off the steal, this time, it's chris paul throwing down. the little fella can get up. 11-straight wins for the clippers. that's their longest streak since they were called the buffalo braves in the '70s. >>> thunder and hawks. okc, kevin durant and company have won 11-straight. in atlanta, russell westbrook, appropriately named the highlight factory. that's a point guard. westbrook finding durant on the wing. durant was huge. how huge? how about 41 points huge? josh smith, also finding out durant can play some defense. durant gets out on the break. and westbrook's going to find him. and durant's going to throw down and one. bucket and the bonus. durant had 4